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Aug. 31, 2014

Cecilia
Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808
For those who like summer weather, it seems to have arrived with a fury with temperature indexes over the 100 mark. We had a good rain Saturday evening, which I understand was quite a storm, interrupting the Heartland Festival. One of my friends, Linda Funk, said she had a tent set up in regard to “Warm Blessings” and the wind blew very hard and she couldn’t get to her car, which was parked some distance away. I’m sure she wasn’t the only one caught in the storm.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. My friend, Edna Drane, was pleasantly surprised when so many of her family attended church with her at College Heights United Methodist Church on Sunday. She was unaware of the birthday party they had planned to celebrate her 95th birthday. Her grandson, Joey Ward and wife, her daughter Judy Ward and her son Kenneth Drane, with daughter Diana Hunsinger, accompanied them at the piano as they sang “I’ve Seen Jesus.” as a special song for her birthday, which she said she thought was so pretty. Following church services, they had a birthday dinner spread for her at the Baptist Church at Vine Grove, where her grandson Joey and family hold their membership. There were approximately 25 family members in attendance. Here’s wishing you many more, Edna.
VISIT. We were pleasantly surprised Saturday afternoon by a visit from our grandson, Brock Barnes, Ashley and their two sweet little boys, Brody and Blake of Bowling Green. I hadn’t seen them since Easter. Blake has started walking wherever he wishes to go, keeping them busy keeping up with him. Also our son, Wayne Barnes, who is the proud Papaw of Brody and Blake.
MCCOY HOMECOMING. The descendants of Samuel Josephus and Alma Jane McCoy will meet this evening at 4 p.m. in the basement of Vine Grove United Methodist Church. All relatives and friends of the families are invited to attend for fellowship. A potluck meal will be served.
GET-WELL WISHES. Health concerns include Harris Cheatwood, John Funk, Martha Sappenfield, Ruth Smith, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Heather Holthouser, Virgil Yates, Henry and Marlene Seaton, Bobby Smallwood, Martha Statler Bell, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd and Irene Dodson, Bill Fitzgerald, Arnold and Kaye Fulmer, “Charlie” Allen, Colby Bagley, Thelma Dunn, Ruby Parker, Doris Pile, Jackie McGuffin, Hobart Nantz, Tiffany Hill, Martha Jean and Bob Owsley and all others who are in need of our prayers at this time. If you need to add or remove a name from this list, please contact me at (270) 862-3808 or email me at the address below. Remember to pray for our churches and the leaders of our country, as well as those of other countries, that they will make the proper decisions for the betterment of our country
SQUARE DANCING. Modern Square Dance Lessons began Aug. 4, at 1524 Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown. There is no experience necessary and dress is casual. All ages are welcome. For information, call 270-735-6802.
LEAGUE NEWS. White Mills Civic League will sponsor “Down Home Nights” in White Mills from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the White Mills Ballpark Pavillion. There is no charge but a hat will be passed for donations to help pay the bands’ expenses. Light refreshments will be served to raise money for the girls of the White Mills Christian Church. Come and enjoy a night of fellowship with family and friends. Oh. Bring lawn chairs and plan to stay until 9 p.m. For information, call Elaine Sallee, 270-368-7808/
COLLEGE HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Fourteen were in attendance at the United Methodist Women’s Annual Picnic. A lot of good food was enjoyed along with the fellowship with each other. Also we especially enjoyed the beautiful song, sung by Melanie Sparks.
It was a joy to see so many in attendance at the joint Baptism and membership service Sunday. There were 12 new members added to our church, some through baptism and others transfering from other locations.
Immediately following the service a donation dinner was held in the fellowship hall, with donation proceeds going to help fund the ministry expenses of Mari Cruz Hernandez and Zeida Nunez, who are studying to become pastors in the Methodist church.
Sunday Sept. 21 will be volunteer appreciation Sunday. We will have a joint service at 11 a.m. with a catered lunch to follow. See the church bulletin for further details.
Last year Feeding America provided backpacks for 700 students in Hardin County. A $35,000 budget shortfall means the number of children being fed on the weekends will get cut in half. You can sponsor a child for $100, which means the child will receive a backpack filled with food for the weekend for 40 weeks. Any amount will help, so bring your donation to church with you today.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” — Oprah Winfrey.
HELPFUL HINT. With canning and freezing time upon us, I have found when freezing items such as corn, apple sauce, etc. if using freezer bags, making sure they are securely zipped first, lay the bags upon a flat surface to freeze. Many times I use a bread pan and lay the bags single layer in it and place in the freezer until frozen. They can then be stacked or edged within another container, using less room in the freezer.
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